Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Review : Never Been Ready

Never Been Ready By J.L. Berg

Adult Contemporary Romance
Released February 4, 2014
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Leah Morgan was done with men. After barely surviving a horrendous childhood, and a boyfriend who bailed when things got rough, Leah had given up on love. Then she met him, Hollywood’s new golden boy who suddenly had eyes only for her. She tried to convince herself that one night couldn’t hurt, but after six months, the memories of his mesmerizing gaze and searing touch still invaded her every thought.

Declan James had just one rule when it came to women. Keep it simple, and never linger. That all changed the moment he met Leah. Even across a crowded bar, he could tell she was different. Sweet, with just the right amount of sass, she made him break his golden rule and now he couldn’t walk away.

When casual becomes anything but, and emotions run deep, will Leah and Declan fight their fears, or let old insecurities destroy their one chance to discover true happiness? When Declan’s past comes roaring back in a way neither of them could have expected, will they stand united or be torn apart by the challenges that lie ahead?

It was only supposed to be one night, but only forever will do.

My Thoughts:

"When you knew what you were missing, it was almost worse than anticipating something you'd never had. I was like a drug addict standing in front of a dealer, eagerly anticipation her next hit."
Leah's life was turned upside down when her mother left leaving her to her alcoholic father. Declan wants to become a producer but must go through the motions and become an actor and work his way up. Leah and Declan had a night they never forgotten and its been years since then and now he's back. They both were going to remain friends but find it hard to do until they just start dating. It's when their pasts come to get them that things get difficult.

This book was interesting. I really enjoyed this book, it was a bit predictable but unique in its own little way. I loved that I got the point of view from both Declan and Leah. I liked that towards about 75% into the book there was a twist put into there that I wasn't expecting. This book was a bit emotional, sweet and steamy and I enjoyed it. 4 of 5 stars.
"There were certain moments in life when I felt like I needed to hold my breath and close my eyes, so I could properly capture the magnitude of what I was experiencing."

J.L. Berg is a California native living in the South. She's married to her high school sweetheart and they have two beautiful girls that drive them batty on a daily basis. When she's not writing, you can find her with her nose stuck in a romance book, in a yoga studio or devouring anything chocolate. J.L. Berg is represented by Jill Marsal of Marsal Lyon Literary Agency, LLC.

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1 comment:

  1. Thank you for participating and your thoughts on Never Been Ready. :)


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